Sports

WKCR-FM has dutifully devoted air time to sports broadcasts since its inception more than seven decades ago.

The station continues to serve as the radio home of Columbia Lions athletics, broadcasting all football and Ivy League men's basketball games, as well as selected home women's basketball and baseball games throughout the year.

In addition to these broadcasts, the WKCR Sports Department also airs a weekly panel-format sports talk show every Wednesday from 9-10pm, called "THE FIRING LION."

Listen to previous Firing Lions, interviews (including the weekly ones with football coach Pete Mangurian and men's basketball coach Kyle Smith), highlights and other archived audio here

New Broadcasters Needed

If you or someone you know at Columbia loves talking or broadcasting sports, be sure to send us an email at sports@wkcr.org so we can get you started!

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2015 IVY LEAGUE BASKETBALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE:

Subject to change. Check @WKCRsports on a given date for further details.

Date                 Opponent                  Lions Countdown Begins        Where you can listen

Fri, Feb. 27     MBB vs. Dartmouth           7:45 p.m.                    89.9 FM and both online streams

Sat, Feb. 28    MBB vs. Harvard                6:45 p.m.                    89.9 FM and both online streams

Fri, Mar. 6      MBB at Penn                        6:45 p.m.*                89.9 FM & MP3 stream

Fri, Mar. 6      WBB vs. Penn                      6:45 p.m.*                Real Audio stream

Sat, Mar. 7      MBB at Princeton               5:45 p.m.*                89.9 FM & MP3 stream (1st half also on Real Audio)

Sat, Mar. 7      WBB vs. Princeton             6:55 p.m.*                Real Audio stream 

*Simulcasts

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? EMAIL US: SPORTS@WKCR.ORG

  • Please note that all football and basketball games will be preceded by a 15-minute pre-game show (Lions Countdown). Check the broadcast schedule for extended pre-game programming.  All broadcasts will be followed by a post-game show (Lions Recap) should time permit.
  • Also note that online-only broadcasts will only be available through the station's website, WKCR.org.  All on-air broadcasts are also available through the online streams.

 

Staff

The WKCR Sports Department is staffed by volunteer members of Kings Crown Radio.

Current broadcasters include:

  • *Ryan Young, CC'15
  • Yale Reisman, GS'15
  • *Kristyn Brundidge, CC '16
  • Adam Jaffe, CC'16
  • Daniel Radov, CC'17
  • Evan Clinton, CC'17
  • Max Rettig, GS'17
  • Dante Guarneri, CC'18
  • Jacqueline Diggs, BC'18

*Bios

 

*Ryan Young is WKCR's Sports Director. He currently hosts the Firing Lion and provides play-by-play for football, men's basketball and baseball broadcasts.  He was the lead producer for the 2011 football and 2012 basketball seasons, and has provided baseball commentary since 2011. He is also a sports columnist for the Columbia Spectator. 

*Kristyn Brundidge is a third-year WKCR producer and commentator. She was the lead producer for the 2013 football and 2014 basketball seasons. She has provided commentary on football and basketball broadcasts as well.

*Past voices include Gary Cohen (CC'81), George Stephanopoulos (CC'82), Steve Hofstetter (GS'02), as well as memorable recent personalities Sam Tydings (CC'13), Gigi Clark, (BC'12), Carolyn Costa (CC'12), Tom Di Benedetto (CC'11), Destin Jenkins (CC'10), Mike Weinstein (CC'09), John Painting (CC'08), Ben Teitelbaum (CC'08), and Howard Kline (CC'07).  

Key Links

Columbia athletics information, such as schedules, rosters, and statistics, can be found at:

http://www.gocolumbialions.com 

Similar information regarding the rest of the Ivy League can be found at:

http://www.ivyleaguesports.com 

 

Game Day Information and Directions:

Make it out to see a game, but make sure you bring your radio!

Football, Soccer, Baseball and Softball:

The Baker Athletics Complex is located at 218th St. and Park Terrace West. Please see the link below for directions and information on how to get to the game!
http://www.gocolumbialions.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9600&KEY=&ATCLID=304658

Basketball:

Both the Columbia Men’s and Women’s basketball team play all home games at the Levien Gymnasium, located in the Dodge Fitness Center on Columbia’s campus.

 

 

Programs

The Firing Lion

  • Wednesday 9-10pm
Department: 
Sports

The Firing Lion, the sports department's weekly talk show, is a 60-minute panel program featuring views, opinions, analysis, and interviews from the world of Columbia, collegiate, and professional sports. Frequent interviews include Columbia coaches Kyle Smith and Pete Mangurian. Previous guests include Brian Barbour, Dario Pizzano, Jack Curry, and Robin Harris.

Time: 
21:00